Monday, February 21, 2011

Burg Nanstein; Landstuhl, Germany

Today we somehow managed to wake up at a decent time and took advantage of the sunlit hours.  We went to Landstuhl to see the not-so-ruinous ruins of Burg Nanstein.  There's finally some more snow in our area, too, which made for some nice winter photos.

View of Landstuhl from in front of the castle, which, of course, sat high on a hill top.




View from inside one of the towers.


View from top of staircase pictured in last photo.





13 comments:

  1. i love your hat! and i don't know if it's just your pictures, but the castles always seem deserted. i would have thought there would be more people visiting castle ruins, but that's just me.

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  2. Snow??? Man have I adapted to New Mexico. It's 60+ degrees here all the time now!

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  3. Sarah: The castles always look sort of deserted for a few reasons. First, it's winter. It's not exactly tourist season. Second, these aren't really popular castles. If we were to go to some of the bigger and more famous ones there would probably be a small crowd, even in the off season. And third, this time we got lucky. There was a group of school children that showed up as we were leaving.

    Crystal Marie: I'm jealous! I absolutely hate the cold. But I also think that if one MUST live in a cold place, there should at least be snow.

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  4. Sigh, to see snow... There is a chance that I will see snow in June, as there are only a couple of places in South Africa where it snows and we are supposedly going to a haunted hotel in one of those places.

    Love the hat as well, but love the bag even more! :)

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  5. The photos look great! The snow made it look even more magical!

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  6. You are too cute! I love these photos... it's so nice to be able to see what Germany is like. Wow!

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  7. Would love to visit Germany one day. I took German when I was young and always feel a connection. Back then, before Internet, I had a German penpal and he sent such beautiful stamps on his letters. I probably still have them.

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  8. Daleen: It was really pretty for the day. It's all gone now though. A haunted hotel? That sounds like fun. Where is this haunted hotel??

    JMO & Holli: :) Thanks!

    RLIAM: I didn't expect to like living here half as much as I do. I thought it would be infuriating living among people who didn't speak the same language as me, and I had no idea how beautiful the country is. I've completely fallen in love with it though. If you ever get the chance to visit, take it!

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  9. The hotel is somewhere in the Drakensberg, which is this beautiful mountain range about an hour's drive away from us. :)

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  11. Looks down right magical ... rustic castle walls and stairways dusted with snow. Soak it up Girlie!

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